The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or armed conflict and greater than both alcoholism and climate change, research has suggested.
The McKinsey Global Institute said it cost £1.3tn, or 2.8% of annual economic activity – it cost the UK £47bn.
Some 2.1bn people – about 30% of the world’s population – were overweight or obese, the researchers added.
SODELPA parliamentarians choose to boycott Modi address
The people of this Nation deserve better representation from an opposition leader than this.
Are you aware of the health dangers of fluoride? Did you know that fluoride can damage fertility, destroy bones and cause early puberty in children? Water fluoridation has been banned in many countries including: China, Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Hungary, and Japan.Are you aware that This Man as Minister for Health banned the importation of Non Fluoride Toothpaste into Fiji, with the result that many toothpastes made for Young Children cannot be imported into FIJI.THIS MAN MADE FLUORIDE USE COMPULSORY BY EVERYONE IN FIJI INCLUDING CHILDREN.TIME TO CHANGE THE RULES MADE BY THIS MAN
The Leader of the Opposition, Ro Teimumu Kepa said her nomination for Biman Prasad to chair the Public Accounts Committee will not be changed although the government side is raising concerns about his public comments.
Ro Teimumu has called on the Secretary General, Viniana Namosimalua to convene the Public Accounts Committee as soon as possible as many Auditor General’s Reports have to be scrutinised.
The meeting did not go ahead this morning as scheduled as the government side of the Public Accounts Committee raised concerns about Biman Prasad’s comments on the Auditor General’s Reports before the committee sittings.
Ro Teimumu said their stand remains that Prasad has been appointed by the Speaker of Parliament, Doctor Jiko Luveni and the meeting should go ahead.
CAN THE ESTEEMED ATTORNEY GENERAL PLEASE ARRANGE FOR THE MAGISTRATE WHO HEARS THIS CASE TO ALSO HEAR MINISTER PRAVEEN BALA’S CASE WHICH HAS NOW BEEN DELAYED 12 MONTHS
Driver involved in accident still in police custody
A 32-year-old driver who was involved in an accident near Navo bridge in Nadi last night is still in police custody.
A 75-year-old lost his life following the accident.
It is alleged that the man crossed the road when he was hit by a vehicle.
The victim was thrown about 20 meters away and died on the spot.
A post mortem is expected to be conducted tomorrow.
Consultancy contract to Aliz Pacific should be investigated – Auditor General
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